February 1, 2017: Stephanie Jones Strategies is Back in Business!

After a successful three years of service to the Obama Administration as Deputy Chief of Staff, Chief Opportunities Officer and Senior Counselor to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation, I’m pleased to announce that I’ve returned to Stephanie Jones Strategies and we’re open for business!

September 1, 2015: Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today that he had named Stephanie Jones as Chief Opportunities Officer and Senior Counselor to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Stephanie previously served as DOT’s Deputy Chief of Staff.

As Chief Opportunities Officer, the first in federal government, Stephanie will work with Secretary Foxx to ensure that all of the Department’s transportation infrastructure decisions and funded projects connect people to opportunities, create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and are responsive to the needs and aspirations of the people they impact.

Stephanie also oversees the Department’s equal opportunity programs across DOT’s 10 Operating Administrations, including Title VI, ADA and language access compliance and enforcement, environmental justice, and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program, which guarantees small businesses owned by women and minorities a fair opportunity to compete for billions of dollars of federally-funded transportation contracts across the country.

A Message from Stephanie – January 13, 2014: After four years as a small business owner, I have joined the Obama Administration as Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

In order to devote my full efforts to this important work and to avoid any potential conflict of interest, Stephanie Jones Strategies has suspended operations. We plan to resume when I complete my government service.

My new position will allow me to continue my commitment to “bridge the gaps” that separate people, communities and philosophies. As Secretary Anthony Foxx has noted, the U.S. Department of Transportation is on the forefront of President Obama’s efforts to empower communities and link all Americans to the 21st Century economy.

“The challenge we face today is how to take a system that at one time codified bias and ensure that it now connects people, creates jobs, and allows people to grab a rung on what the President calls a “ladder of opportunity.” Secretary Foxx said recently, “How will we do that? One bridge at a time.”
I am honored to join Secretary Foxx, President Obama and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s 55,000 dedicated employees in this important mission.

In the meantime, I look forward to working with you to continue bridging gaps and helping all of our communities and people thrive by making our country’s transportation system stronger, safer and more efficient for everyone.

All the best-
Stephanie Jones